Category Archives: QUOTATION

quotation: “Familiarity breeds contempt…”: Mark Twain


Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“It seldom happens that any felicity comes…”: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)


It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Discuss

Other quotations from Cervantes:

When the severity of the law is to be softened,
let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
- Miguel de Cervantes

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool,
and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The Wine and the Cup -Rumi


The Wine and the Cup -Rumi

The wine of divine grace is limitless:
All limits come only from the faults of the cup.
Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.
Grant a great dignity, my friend, to the cup of your life;
Love has designed it to hold His eternal wine.

quotation: To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. Sun Tzu


To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.

Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC) Discuss

quotation: A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else. O Henry


A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.

O Henry (1862-1910) Discuss

just a thought: “Choosing the pass of minimal resistance leads always to…disaster.”


just a thought: “Choosing the pass of minimal resistance leads always to…disaster.”

quotation: There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart. Charles Dickens


There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

quotation: We loved the doctrine for the teacher’s sake. Daniel Defoe


We loved the doctrine for the teacher’s sake.

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Discuss

quotation: How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth. Sophocles


How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) Discuss

quote: There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist. Mark Twain


There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

quote: The one predominant duty is to find one’s work and do it. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)


The one predominant duty is to find one’s work and do it.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) Discuss

Quotation: She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table. Henry James


She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table.

Henry James (1843-1916) Discuss

quote: The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. (William Shakespeare)


The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Discuss

quotation: Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC)


For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC) Discuss

quotation: To love another person is to see the face of God. Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


To love another person is to see the face of God.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Discuss

quotation: W. Somerset Maugham: “In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city…”


In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

quotation: When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, Charlotte Perkins Gilman


When the mother of the race is free, we shall have a better world, by the easy right of birth and by the calm, slow, friendly forces of evolution.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) Discuss

quotation: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “One can know a man from his laugh…”


One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Discuss

quotation: I see heaven’s glories shine and faith shines equal… Emily Bronte


I see heaven’s glories shine and faith shines equal…

Emily Bronte (1818-1848) Discuss

quotation: George Eliot (on the uplifting role of music)


I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

this pressed watch video here: Ukraine detains Russian paratroopers; U.S. ambassador warns of ‘counteroffensive’ – The Washington Post (“davai ceas, davai palton”…) the never ending story


Ukraine detains Russian paratroopers; U.S. ambassador warns of ‘counteroffensive’ – The Washington Post.

Democracy passes into despotism. Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss


Democracy passes into despotism.
Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

quotation: It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. Jane Austen


It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Discuss

quotation: O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on. William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Discuss

quotation: To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. Victor Hugo


To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Discuss

quotation: I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. Mark Twain


I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

quotation: Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world–and never will. Mark Twain


Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world–and never will.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

this pressed from Vatican News: Papal envoy to Iraq meets displaced Christians and Yazidis Vatican Radio


Papal envoy to Iraq meets displaced Christians and Yazidis Vatican Radio.

just a thought: Robin Williams


Robin Williams was one of the people who actively fought for what he believed in (with the vast majority of people), and had the courage to make politicians to see their real reflection in the mirror of history…”

The Air That I Breath – The Hollies: make music part of your life series


The Air That I Breath – The Hollies

 FROM:

History

This song was a major hit for The Hollies in early 1974, reaching number two in the U.K.. In the summer of 1974, the song reached number six in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number three on the Adult Contemporary chart.[2] In Canada, the song peaked at number five on the RPM Magazine charts. The audio engineering for “The Air That I Breathe” was done by Alan Parsons.

“The Air That I Breathe”
Song by Albert Hammond from the album It Never Rains in Southern California
Released 1972
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:40
Label Mums Records 31905
Writer Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood
Producer Albert Hammond, Don Altfeld
“The Air That I Breathe”
Single by The Hollies
B-side “No More Riders”
Released UK: January 1974
US: March 1974
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:13
Label UK: Polydor 2058435
US: Epic 5-11100
The Hollies singles chronology
“The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam Mcgee”
(1973)
“The Air That I Breathe”
(1974)
Son of a Rotten Gambler
(1974)

quotation: Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. Plato


Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

quotation: The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. Pablo Picasso


quotation: Plato


When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

The Hot Zone Quotes


The Hot Zone Quotes

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“In biology, nothing is clear, everything is too complicated, everything is a mess, and just when you think you understand something, you peel off a layer and find deeper complications beneath. Nature is anything but simple.”
Richard Preston, The Hot Zone

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quotation: The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. John Milton


The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.

John Milton (1608-1674) Discuss

quotation: Wisdom is a sacred communion. Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


Wisdom is a sacred communion.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Discuss

quotation: Plato


He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

quotation : It is easier to get into the enemy’s toils than out again. Aesop


It is easier to get into the enemy’s toils than out again.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

today’s Saint, July 30, 2014: St. Peter Chrysologus (Feastday: July 30)


 

 

 

 

 

Pedro crisologo01.jpgSt. Peter Chrysologus
Greek: Ἅγιος Πέτρος ὁ Χρυσολόγος, Petros Chrysologos meaning Peter the “golden-worded”)
He is revered as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

 

Feastday: July 30
Birth: 380
Death: 450

 

St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Feast-July 30) Born at Imola, Italy in 406, St. Peter was baptized, educated, and ordained a deacon by Cornelius, Bishop of Imola. St. Peter merited being called “Chrysologus” (golden-worded) from his exceptional oratorical eloquence. In 433, Pope Sixtus III consecrated him bishop of Ravenna. He practiced many corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and ruled his flock with utmost diligence and care. He extirpated the last vestiges of paganism and other abuses that had sprouted among his people, cautioning them especially against indecent dancing. “Anyone who wishes to frolic with the devil,” he remarked, “cannot rejoice with Christ.” He also counseled the heretic Eutyches (who had asked for his support) to avoid causing division but to learn from the other heretics who were crushed when they hurled themselves against the Rock of Peter. He died at Imola, Italy in 450 and in 1729 was made a Doctor of the Church, largely as a result of his simple, practical, and clear sermons which have come down to us, nearly all dealing with Gospel subjects.

 

When in 1729 he was declared a Doctor of the Church, his feast day, not already included in the Tridentine Calendar, was inserted in the General Roman Calendar for celebration on 4 December. In 1969 his feast was moved to 30 July, as close as possible to the day of his death, 31 July, the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

 

A contemporary portrait of Saint Peter Chrysologus, found in the mosaics of the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista in Ravenna, depicts him among the members of the eastern and western imperial family, showing his extraordinary influence.

 

 

 

Quotations 101: Henry Miller (tropic of capricorn, tropic of cancer)


“To walk in money through the night crowd, protected by money, lulled by money, dulled by money, the crowd itself a money, the breath money, no least single object anywhere that is not money, money, money everywhere and still not enough, and then no money or a little money or less money or more money, but money, always money, and if you have money or you don’t have money it is the money that counts and money makes money, but what makes money make money?”

“No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.”

“Take a good look at me. Now tell me, do you think I’m the sort of fellow who gives a fuck what happens once he’s dead? “

Read more about Henry Miller, here

quotation: Jane Austen


It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made–when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt–it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Discuss

favo-tweet-o: SoundHound: Is there always music playing in your head too?


Is there always music playing in your head too?

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quotation: Maya Angelou (1928-2014)


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quotation: A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud. Ralph Waldo Emerson


A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

quotation: Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous. Aesop


Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

quotation: Everyone is more or less master of his own fate. Aesop


Everyone is more or less master of his own fate.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss